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Fix You

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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  486 ratings  ·  140 reviews
When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died, he left her—the awkward, cautious one—to raise their two young boys. She’s pieced herself back together, barely. Now she takes refuge in her routine: running her kids around and running the trails near her Idaho home.

Two years after her husband’s death, a chance encounter on a run brings Andrew into her life. But Andrew is Andy Pettigre
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Paperback, 1st, 258 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Omnific Publishing (first published September 9th 2013)
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Claire Robinson
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 - "I can't fix you, and you can't fix me." Stars!

I went into Fix You expecting one thing, and came away having had delivered up something totally different. Let's face it the famous face/unknown entity trope has been done to death. But like all those other recycled to death tropes, as long as it is well written and keeps me interested I don't particularly care.

When you start this book you immediately assume that the Fix part of the title relates to Kelly, a young widowed mother to two boys,
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Sarah
2/9 - This didn't work for me. The writing was fine, but the connection between Andy and Kelly was more friends than lovers. I felt like Andy was too immature for Kelly - deciding on a whim that he didn't want to go skiing with friends as planned and instead calling Kelly to come and pick him up from the airport, without any kind of warning. What if she'd had something to do? What if the boys had afternoon activities that she needed to drive them to? You can't just turn up and expect a single mo ...more
Bonnie
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’m not one for romance novels. I don’t want to escape into a world of the clearly impossible, be wooed by cheesy pickup lines, and read about a relationship that is so passionate it borders on violence. There’s just too much disappointment and fodder for fun-poking in that.

But I loved, Fix You. Maybe because I walked away from it affirmed that people can’t “fix” one another. Maybe because the protagonist is vulnerable in a way that doesn’t make me gag. Maybe because there was so much about it
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CeCe
3.5 Stars

This is my opinion and what I felt worked and did not work for me.

I really liked this story and was enjoying it a lot until about 75%. I love these type of stories...regular woman falls in love with a famous and hot actor.

I usually do not care for stories where the heroine pines, but the author did an AMAZING job helping me understand Kelly's pain over losing her husband and then being open to Andrew. Excellent job with that!!!

I loved how we were introduced to Andrew immediately. The s
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Jennifer Lane
Fixated on This Story!

How does a woman move on after the death of her husband? Having two adorable sons and supportive parents helps. But what really does the trick is falling in love with a humble movie star who needs some fixing of his own.

So goes the romance of Kelly and Andrew, who meet when Kelly breaks down sobbing on a run. Andrew's in town for a film shoot, and he feels sad to learn it's the two year anniversary of Kelly's husband's death. They gradually get to know each other. Can a fam
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4 1/2 stars!, Fix You is a beautiful and engaging story about loss and love and relationships. I truly did not know what to expect going into this book, and found myself immediately drawn into Kelly and Andrew’s story. I read it in one sitting. The writing is crisp and well-paced, and the author takes time developing both the characters and their relationship with each other. We meet Kelly, who is still dealing with the loss of her husband while raising two young boys. Andrew is a movie star wit ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Fix You is an incredible story about loss, love and how to love again. This story had me crying and yelling at my kindle the entire time because I was so sure there was not going to be a HEA. I mean how can there be one when everyone around you is fake and you have secrets that should stay buried but may come back to haunt you and destroy your relationship.

Kelly Reynolds is a broken woman trying to get through life for the sake of her boys. She lost her husband and her life has not been the same
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Stephanie
Sep 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: celebrity, hea
I was given an ARC for an honest review:

This is a story about an unlikely pair that somehow works. Kelly Reynolds is a 30ish widow with two young boys and lives a mundane life after the loss of her husband two years ago. She is pretty boring to say the least and doesn't know the first thing about having a social life. Her idea of a crazy night is reading a book. While out on a run, she meets the famous actor, and much younger, Andy Pettigrew and they develop a friendship of sorts that ends up tu
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Scandalous Book Blog
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Fix you is almost a dream, well at first....
Then we really get into it and realize just how messed up both of our main characters lives have been.

Kelly is a widow and mother of two. Two years later and she is still heavily affected by her husband's death. She does realize when she meets Andrew that she may be ready to at the least open herself up again.

Little did she realize at first, Andrew is none of than one of the hottest actors out there. His life is the complete opposite to hers. Ther
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Roni Guzman
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book starts off very depressing. Kelly loses her husband Peter in the very beginning of the book and then you have to watch her struggle through her depression and shock of being a single mother. I was already crying at the beginning of the story so I was prepared for more. Surprisingly, there were only a few more parts in the book where I cried. This storyline is very different. Kelly is a 36 year old widow who by chance meets a man by the name of Andrew. He is a little mysterious and ther ...more
Anny hernandez
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***** I receive an ARC copy for an honest review *****

Let me just say that this is the first book I read from this author.

OH Wow I just finish reading this book, and it is not what I was expecting at all, This is such a sweet story, that will break your heart, heal your heart and break it again, and I love every single page of it from beginning to the end,This story is about two broken souls coming together to mend each other, And To make each other whole again.

The story beginning with Kelly Rey
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Nicki Elson
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting story of an unlikely pairing. Kelly is self-deprecating, funny, and real. I couldn’t help but like her—and neither could Andrew. For a while the relationship seems almost a little too perfect, but the way Kelly continually ignores Andrew’s references to his troubled past hints that their sweet romance will take a sharp downturn at some point.

Though the story deals with some heavy issues, swift pacing and humor throughout keep the overall tenor of this book light. The way
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How can you mend a broken heart? A story of loss, love, survival after something unimaginable happens and how we love again. It lacked some intensity between Kelly and Andrew, I would have liked more spark, but overall I really enjoyed it.
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All Romance
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it

PEPPER & MICHELLE'S JOINT REVIEW


MICHELLE: OMG I loved this book so much.

PEPPER: Yay!! Me too. So good!

MICHELLE: So this is not erotic in any way- purely a romantic book. Most of the sex is implied. But I personally don't mind that at all and for this book it was perfect.

PEPPER: I agree 100%. And you know me, I love my steamy sex scenes. But this book didn't need that. I like that the sex was implied. I think a crazy torrid love affair may have been too much for this particular book. Everythi
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Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
"Andrew, I am so beyond fixing. I can't fix you, and you can't fix me."

Fix You is a heartwarming book about self discovery a bit later in life. It introduces us to 36 gear old Kelly. She's had a terrible few years that sees her crying. A lot. Sleeping. A lot. And trying to find her way out of her depression for her two young boys Hunter and Beau. She needs to start living again after losing her husband to cancer. Kelly has immense strength and internal character. She is a lady that y
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Three Chicks
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Trinette Dungee

Two years after Kelly Reynolds’ husband dies and leaves her to raise their two young sons, she’s still trying to cope. Although things are better than they were, it’s still a bit of a struggle. She’s never even contemplated loving another man until an impromptu melt down; while out on a run has her crossing paths with Andrew, a shade wearing stranger with a sympathetic ear. Color Kelly surprised with when she realizes that the Andrew behind the shades is infamous actor A
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Feather Stone
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fix You, by Beck Anderson, took me by surprise.

I'm not going to regurgitate the story. Suffice to say two people are going through emotional turmoil. They are tragically wounded, deeply. By staying busy they manage to fool themselves that they are fine. However, when a crisis occurs, their demons resurface. No spoilers here. I was never sure how the conflict would be resolved until the final chapter.

I've been experimenting with reading books of genres other than romance and thrillers. Romance ha
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Teresa
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A lovely fairytale romance that reminded me a lot of the equally wonderful Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper.
Jenny Macaluso
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Story! Couldn't put it down. it's about a widow struggling who is in a major depression and tries to get on with her life such a great read I could not stop turning the pages- read it within 2 days.
I am an aspiring writer I have taken good notes from a great author.
I absolutely will follow this author. The writing was stunning and beautiful.
I was very touched at the end. Somewhat of a tearjerker, in a good way. Lovely Romantic Addicting Story. I will go buy this book- as I MUST own it
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Since Kelly's husband died, every day has been a struggle to get back to something resembling normal. She's managed to keep it together for her sons, but after two years, the pain is still fresh. But when a stranger finds Kelly crying in the midst of her morning run, it's not long before Kelly finds herself in the odd circumstances of spending time with a famous — and available — movie star. But they each live in different worlds, and even as they come to depend on each other and develop deeper
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Book Review: 4,5 stars

This book was awesome! Loved the plot, loved the characters - Andrew *sigh* -, loved the writing. I read The Jeweler last year and I totally loved it. Beck has a freshly writing style that makes her books easy to read, her characters easy to love and her storylines easy to enjoy.

This book is about a young widow, Kelly. She lost her husband when she was only 34, and after 2 years of trying so hardly to keep herself alive, she met Andrew, and everything seemed to be bett
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Michelle Kannan
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another review Goodreads is policing. Such garbage. To read the joint review- head to All Romance Reviews.


OMG I loved this book so much.

So this is not erotic in any way- purely a romantic book. Most of the sex is implied. But I personally don't mind that at all and for this book it was perfect.

And the reason we didn't miss the sex is because this book was so damn good.

So you have Kelly- a widow with two kids that I think are pretty awesome. She is just starting to come out of the slump of losing
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Cézanne Hayden-Dilbert
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fix You, is one of those sweet and easy reads that still manage to pack a bit of an emotional punch.

I was immediately intrigued by the synopsis of this story. Andrew and Kelly meet by pure chance. It’s been two years since Kelly’s husband, Peter, passed away. She’s trying to take things one day at a time and when she’s runs into Andrew during a vulnerable moment, he offers her comfort in a time of need.

“I want to trust, to risk, to take a chance… And not have to take a tumble because of it. Some
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Bianca
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review and others can also be found here: http://brittanyandbiancablabbooks.blo...

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
As soon as I read the synopsis of this story, I knew it was a must read for me. While I like steamy romances like any other girl, I also look for a romance novel where I can deeply connect to the characters and their story. This was my first read from this author, therefore I did not know what to expect. I found that I was quickly engaged in her s
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Cocktails and Books
I'm a sucker for romances that involve the "everyday" person catching the eye of someone famous and falling in love. Make it a bit of an uphill battle and I'm all in. In FIX YOU, we have both of those elements and Beck Anderson gives us a story that was engaging with two broken characters who needed each other to finally start living.

Kelly Reynolds meets movie star Andrew Pettigrew quite accidentally in Indio. In that brief meeting, they leave an impression on the other but Kelly writes it off a
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Tiffany
Feb 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ng-books
You can find this review along with others on my blog: http://talkwordy2me.blogspot.com/

Fix you by Beck Anderson brings us a story about a widow, Kelly, who is trying her best to raise her two sons after losing her husband. Kelly quite literally runs into Andrew one morning and it instantly changes her life. One would think that Andy Pettigrew has it all with his movie star status but really he is heading towards a dark path when he meets Kelly. Andy pursues Kelly even though she has reservation
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Chocolit Chick
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This scrumptious morsel had me hunkered down like it was a cold winter’s night—with an uber-soft blanket and a steaming mug of thick hot chocolate. However, the storyline was so highly entertaining by the time I took a break, I was on the final page and my chocolate cold from neglect. Now, the heat of this cup of goodness wasn’t steaming enough to burn my tongue—no one took off their wrappers…a la another oh-so-hot read that’s been popular in the headlines…but it left this Chick to do her own im ...more
Moon Love
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always loved stories about celebrities. I'm not sure if it's what's left of my childhood desire to be famous, or if it's something else, but they're always fun to read. What I love most is when they fall for everyday people; who they could be if they didn't live in the limelight. I've read one other novel by Beck Anderson and so I knew the caliber of her writing, but I was interested to see how'd she handle this subject matter.

In all honesty, I think she did a fantastic job. This story wasn
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Jessica
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fix You initially sat on my Kindle because I thought that was just another sweet love story. I was more than pleasantly surprised when I discovered that Fix You leaps way past most books - it's completely entertaining and fun as well as being incredibly heartwarming. All the characters have layers of personal depth from their life experiences and you genuinely like them. Their story moves at a solid pace so you never get bored nor do your thoughts drift to what you should actually be doing inste ...more
A.R. Rivera
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have surprised myself.
I didn't expect to like this book.
Here's why:
The plot sounded too similar to my own debut novel, BETWEEN OCTOBERS.
But I am pleased to report--that although both books involve a female protagonist who is widowed with two sons, runs to relax, and meets a world famous actor and falls in love with him--the two books are not similar.
First, it was the totally different writing style, then there were the different arcs.
See, in Fix You, the main plot is the relationship betw
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Beck Anderson writes about perfectly imperfect people. She is a firm believer in love and its power to transform. She also believes firmly in naps and procrastination.

Beck is usually found chasing after her husband and youngest son, who are often out mountain biking, or cheering on her oldest son, a competitive figure skater.

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